The partners of SASCA project are:

Artemisia association, founded in 1991, is an anti-violence center based in Florence that provides assistance to women, children and adolescents victims of violence and to adults that have been victim of violence in childhood. The association takes its name from Artemisia Gentileschi, painter of the ‘600, that was the first woman to denounce and face a rape trial. Artemisia offers assistance to women with problems of physical, psychological, sexual and economical violence and helps children victim of sexual violence and/or child abuse and neglect and their protective parents/adults. It offers also counseling for adults that have been victim of violence in childhood and are still suffering from the long term effect of these violence. Moreover Artemisia promote initiatives in awareness raising and prevention.

Social Work Department ‘Babeș-Bolyai’ University (Universitatea ‘Babeș-Bolyai’, short UBB) is the oldest academic institution in Romania, which embodies the multicultural higher education traditions in the region of Transylvania. The Faculty of Sociology and Social Work offers academic qualifications in the fields of Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Resources and Social Work.  One of the research resources of the School is the Center for Prevention of Violence ( that has run several Romanian and European projects on issues concerning violence against children and women. Since being established in 2001, the Faculty has cooperated with more than 30 European universities and departments, and participated or coordinated numerous Romanian and EU projects (funded by CNMP, UEFISCDI, DAPHNE projects, FP7, COST, ERASMUS, LEONARDO etc). The staff of the research Center has developed courses on Child Protection Domestic Violence, Children and Violence and Counseling for Violence. Their research area covers a wide range of topics, like Child abuse and neglect, Dating violence, Peer violence, Violence and the internet, Child welfare and adverse childhood

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) is an independent public research institute, founded in 1965 and supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Health. Throughout its 51 years of existence it has been developing a wide range of actions in the field of child protection including specialized clinical and laboratory services, health promotion, research and training of health and social services professionals. The Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare, in particular, former Department of Family Relations, from its original establishment in 1979, has been the only public institution delivering specialized services for the prevention and control of child abuse and neglect in Greece. Since 1988 it is the designated Center for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Greece and is, thus, particularly focused on implementing activities in the field of child protection, such as epidemiological and social research, delivery of clinical services, health promotion and education programmes, as well as raising public awareness and lobbying for reforms in legislation and practice. In this context, the last 20 years the Department has implemented numerous EU-funded projects (DAPHNE, FP7, 3rd Supportive Framework Program for Greece, INTERRREG IIIA Initiative, ISEC) all regarding research, training of professionals and interventions related to child abuse and neglect and in general child care and protection. Moreover, strong collaboration has been established with international organizations and European institutions committed to the prevention and study of child abuse and neglect.

Justice for Magdalenes (JFM) was established in 2003. The group had two main objectives, which were: i) to bring about an official apology from the Irish State, and ii) the establishment of a compensation scheme for all Magdalene survivors. JFM exited the political arena in May 2013 having achieved its aims. At this point Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) was established. The main aim of JFMR is to provide for the advancement of education of the general public by researching the Magdalene Laundries and similar institutions and by providing information and support to the women who spent time in the Magdalene Laundries and their families.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is one of the Ireland’s leading Institutes of Technology, recognized for its high quality centers of research. The WIT College Street Campus is housed in the buildings which comprised the former Waterford Laundry.  The Waterford Memories Project, led by Dr Jennifer O’Mahoney, is an oral history-driven project in digital humanities documenting the experiences oral histories of those who lived and worked within the Magdalene Laundries and Industrial Schools located in the South-East of Ireland.

The Regione Toscana is the regional administrative body of Toscana. The SASCA project is followed by the Department of social policies. The institutional mission of the Department is linked to the support of any kind of initiative for the prevention of violence, and the implementation of best practices for helping victims. The Department is also involved in the specific area of the support for adult survivors of child abuse in institutional setting because it has supported an institutional initiative concerning the contrast of specific events were discovered in the region, and it promoted a project for the recovery of the victims. From this experience derived the interest to develop a comparison at an European level, the willing to define a more oriented and focused model of intervention, which is one of the main aim of the project SASCA, and the interest to contribute and to promote an institutional awareness raising on this issue.

The Society oh Health Mugello (SDS) is one of the most important innovation in the panorama of the Health Service of Tuscany Region for programming in social and health fields. It’s a public consortium formed by Health Services of the center of Tuscany and the municipalities of  Barberino del Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Scarperia e San Piero, Dicomano, Firenzuola, Marradi, Palazzuolo and Vicchio. The main tasks of SDS are the integrated programming and management of social and health services in order to meet the needs of citizens in terms of appropriateness of the performance, the promotion of the prevention, the participation in innovative projects to improve the quality of services for children and adults. The SDS is committed to encourage citizens participation in decisions on social and health services, involving the positive energy in civil society, particularly the voluntary and third sector.

The Associazione Vittime del Forteto is an association formed by victims come out from the residential care structure of “il Forteto”, where for tens of years child have been entrusted and have been victims of violence and abuse. The objectives of the association is to bring out the oppression of freedom and dignity of those who have lived in Il Forteto, to promote and represent the interests of survivors and to sensitize local communities and institutions on public responsibility about abuses occurred in Il Forteto.